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Teriyaki Marinade

Quick and easy marinade recipe perfect for everything from beef, pork, chicken and more!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Teriyaki Marinade
Servings: 1
Calories: 1120kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 c. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp powdered ginger


  • In a small bowl whisk all the ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add protein of choice and marinade for at least 2 hours.


How do you thicken Teriyaki Sauce with brown sugar?
While some people use corn starch to thicken up their marinade, you can use brown sugar as well.
Add your ingredients to a pot on the stove and start to whisk it over medium heat. As the mixture gets hotter, it will start to thicken.
What can I marinade in Teriyaki Marinade?
Any type of protein is actually really great with this marinade. Think pork, beef, or even vegetables. This would even work great with fish as well. 
How long should I let my protein marinade?
This is ultimately up to you but consider a minimum of 2 hours for any type of meat to be the least amount of time and a maximum amount of time at 24 hours.
The longer that you let this marinade combine with the meat, the more flavor that it's going to have. 
This is a simple cheat list for you!
  • Marinate beef, pork, and lamb for 4 to 24 hours. 
  • Chicken and other poultry for 2 to 12 hours. 
  • Fish, seafood and vegetable and meat substitutes for 1 hour.​


Calories: 1120kcal | Carbohydrates: 274g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8138mg | Potassium: 1159mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 239g | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 335mg | Iron: 7.9mg